Mathieu Valbuena admitted that France ‘gave everything but it wasn’t enough’ as they lost to Germany.
Mats Hummels’ headed in after just 13 minutes to give the Mannschaft a place in the World Cup semi-final.
And the Bleus midfielder conceded that it was difficult to take.
“It’s hard to go out like this,” he told beIN Sports.
“We had such a wonderful experience so far in the tournament and it’s a shame to stop when we were doing so well.
“We lacked attacking efficiency today. Germany didn’t have many opportunities, but they still managed to convert one of them.
“We are really suffering now, as we wanted to go all the way in this World Cup. We gave everything, but it was not enough.”